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Office Administrator

Location: Leeds Support Office

Contract Type: Full Time

Closing Date: 05 February 2020

Salary: Competitive DOE

Office Administrator

Akari Care are interested in speaking to Office Administrators who would be interested in joining our team at the Leeds Support Centre, based in the centre of Leeds.

Akari Care provide residential and nursing care services to the elderly operating 36 homes nationally. The Office Administrator will be the main point of contact at our Support Centre, both on the phone and for visitors to the support centre.

The Office Administrator will work closely with Akari Care’s Office Manager, Quality Team and Head of Procurement in providing seamless administration duties. This role will report to the Office Manager.

In applying, please provide details of your existing remuneration and relevant experience for this role.

Overview of role and responsibilities:

  • Provide reception services, including meeting and welcoming visitors to the office, answering the telephone, taking messages and redirecting calls where necessary
  • Full management of enquiries inbox, responding to or forwarding messages in a professional and timely manner
  • Setting up of meeting rooms with required equipment and refreshments including lunch when required
  • Handling all incoming and outgoing mail, including franking mail, distribution of parcels and arranging couriers when required. Management of franking machine
  • Travel and accommodation arrangements for field-based colleagues
  • Daily deposit of cheque receipts at the bank
  • Diarising conference calls
  • Arranging and booking external meeting rooms
  • Arranging and booking internal meetings
  • Monthly credit card expense management
  • Supporting with internal social events, such as Christmas party and Summer socials
  • Provision of cover when Office Manager is absent
  • Completing ad-hoc administration tasks for the Procurement Team
  • Completing administration tasks for the Quality Team, full training will be provided for this element of the role


Personal knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Excellent front-line customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Possession of an excellent professional telephone manner
  • High standard of personal motivation
  • High standard of personal organisation
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Quick and accurate keyboard skills
  • Competent Excel & Outlook skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to work effectively using own initiative or as part of a team
  • An ability to identify and suggest improvements to existing processes or procedures which deliver a service or efficiency gain
  • A flexible approach
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines without compromising quality
  • An ability to respond positively to working within a pressurised environment


Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £16,000 - £18,000, based on experience

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